My Training Log Week October 10th – back in training!

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My Training Log Week October 10th – back in training!

Back in training for my Half-Marathon on November 6th! I was not able to log in any mileage last week because me and Jim had a really bad stomach bug for almost 10 days. Luckily the kids were totally fine. Not sure how we got it … but it was so not fun.  So between this awful bug and Hurricane Matthew I was not able to get any running in that week. I finally went to the doctor in the beginning of this week. An antibiotic really helped me with the sickness and nausea but as most runners know, an antibiotic really takes a toll on your running stamina. That’s the reason why I have chosen to run the NYC Marathon with my respiratory infection, rather than taking an antibiotic, because the effects of the antibiotic would have drained my energy even more than the infection itself.

Anyway, the antibiotic my doctor prescribed on Monday helped my nausea tremendously and I was back running this week.  I definitely didn’t feel like I was in my best shape but I was happy I was running.


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Most likely until mid-November I will not write a training log without mentioning the current weather status in Palm Beach. Let’s face it, the weather is a huge part of our running. While the temps are dropping in the North, it’s still quite hot,warm and humid for running here in South Florida. The temps have started to drop in the early morning hours. If you make it outside early in the morning you can actually enjoy some cooler temps, somewhat. As soon as 10 am rolls around though, you are sweating it out again.

Anyway ,

Here is how I rolled back into my running this week!


Monday: no running. Still sick 🙁

Tuesday: Still sick. Saw my doc today for an antibiotic today.

Wednesday: I was feeling a lot better. I thought it was still too early for running so I went for a Yoga class at my gym.

Thursday: 3 miles outside around my neighborhood. Nice and easy. Felt great!

Friday: 6 miles outside. I actually felt really good during this run. I was able to run a 8:42 pace. Made me happy:) Great way to kick off the weekend!


My Training Log Week October 10th - back in training


Saturday: 4 miles at night around my neighborhood. I wanted to run longer but I stopped at 4 miles because I thought maybe I could dare to go for a 10 Miler tomorrow, Sunday.

Sunday: That 10 Miler didn’t happen. First of all, Jim was working throughout most of the weekend, so I had to wait until night to hit the pavement for a 10 Miler. I actually tried and I had to stop at the 2 mile mark. I felt weak and dehydrated and I decided to stop my run. It was clearly too much. I felt my body still needed more recovery and fluids. I was soo frustrated when I walked home. I actually had tears in my eyes, thinking I will never be a runner again (Hello Exaggeration! )

I couldn’t make it past 2 miles? Really? I walked home, had an extra serving of turkey meatballs at dinner, hydrated with electrolytes and water and promised myself I will try one more time tomorrow morning, Monday.

(Spoiler Alert! I did tackle my 10 miler the next morning 🙂


Total Mileage for this week: 13 miles  

Back in training with a full running schedule this week!

Stay healthy guys! Hydrate, take your vitamins, get plenty of sleep. Not Running is No Fun!




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  1. Good to see you back at it Ilka, I’m glad you realized you need more time to recover from your sickness. Being sick can really suck the life out of you and you really feel it on a run. I was glad to read the spoiler that you got it done! Great job lady!
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  2. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Even with taking that time off, I’m sure you didn’t lose any fitness. Congrats knocking out that ten miler.

  3. Not running is definitely not fun! Glad to hear you’re feeling better 🙂
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  4. Aw, sorry to hear that you’ve been sick. Hopefully you’re feeling better. It’s tough getting back started up again after being sick but it looks like your pace didn’t suffer despite a week off! Speedy recovery!
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  5. STOMACH BUGS ARE UGHHHHH! I know all too well how they feel, infact, dealing with something something right now – BLECH!
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  6. …so i did a quick 5k this Sunday and immediately realized how much i miss running.
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  7. That’s too funny that you won’t mention the weather anymore. It’s finally cooling down in Atlanta and feeling better.

  8. So sorry you were feeling ill, glad to see you’re feeling better now! Great job girl 🙂
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  9. Glad you are feeling better. Time to get back at it!
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  10. So sorry you’ve been sick, it really does take a toll on your body even long after you feel mostly better. It’s great you took some recovery time and gave yourself some flexibility with the 10-miler.
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  11. Nothing’s worse than getting sick in the middle of training! I got sick 2 days before my marathon and ran anyway, and totally ruined my immune system and made it worse. Good luck with the rest of training!
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  12. Nice work! My training log is nonexistent right now. Currently coming up with a way to PR at a local Thanksgiving Day 5K…
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  13. I am so glad you are feeling better! I was so happy for you when I saw your crush your 10 miler!
    Ugh it has been unseasonably hot still here in south Texas! It is 108 today with the heat index! Ready for some COOL weather!

  14. So good to hear you’re back! I know it’s so tough when not being able to do what you love!
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  15. Our whole house has that bug too. We cannot shake it! We are on week 2 and it just keeps hanging out with all of us. Hope you guys feel better soon.
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  16. Looks like you are feeling a lot better! Have a great rest of your week
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  17. I never knew antibiotics could wreck your stamina. Interesting. Glad you are feeling better!

  18. So glad you are feeling better! im getting ready for a half too! good luck with your training!
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  19. Happy to hear you are back in your running game. I know it can be frustrating to miss your fitness routine. But sometimes your body just needs a little rest.
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  20. Hey! Great to hear that 10 miler happened- it’s no fun when you can’t do something because of sickness. Glad you’re on the mend!

  21. Glad that you are feeling better, and that you made really smart choices about coming back from your illness. it would have been way worse to push it!
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  22. Glad you’re feeling better!
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  23. Good for you for listening to your body but still getting that long run in!

  24. I’m glad to hear you are feeling better!! It was smart of you to take it easy those few days you were sick so you can come back strong to your running!
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  25. I’m glad you’re feeling better and you got some mileage in!

  26. I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better and are back in training! That sounds like one nasty stomach bug. I would imagine it would leave you feeling very weak and drained for quite a while! Hopefully your morning will continue to get cooler and you can get some more relief from the heat. Thanks for linking, Ilka!
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  27. Ilka, I’m glad to know you are better now. Such situation is not only obstacles but a good chance to challenge our strength and spirit. You nailed it. Welcome to the next path!

  28. I am so happy when you recover and come back to the training. Hope you so well and get fun in new races

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